Co-Director of the Agricultural & Food Policy Center
Dr. Bart Fischer currently serves as the Co-Director of the Agricultural & Food Policy Center at Texas A&M University and as a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics. His applied research focuses on solving real-world policy problems for agricultural producers and on anticipating potential policy changes for Congress to consider.
Before joining the university, Dr. Fischer served for more than 8 years at the Committee on Agriculture in the U.S. House of Representatives, most recently as the Deputy Staff Director & Chief Economist under the leadership of Ranking Member K. Michael Conaway (TX-11). He was involved in every major agricultural policy development in Washington, D.C. over the past 8 years, including helping craft and pass the 2014 and 2018 Farm Bills. He is the 5th generation to be raised on his family’s wheat, cotton, and cattle operation in Southwest Oklahoma, and he continues to be actively involved.
Texas A&M University | Doctor of Philosophy | Agricultural Economics | 2016
University of Cambridge | Master of Philosophy | Land Economy (Environmental Policy) | 2005
Oklahoma State University | Bachelor of Science | Agricultural Economics | 2003
Oklahoma State University | Bachelor of Science | Business Administration (Accounting and Finance) | 2003